Pulitzer Prize Board Should’ve Awarded Individual Journalists as Well as Media Organizations for NSA Reporting

By: Monday April 14, 2014 5:35 pm

The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded The Guardian and The Washington Post prizes for journalism on National Security Agency documents from Edward Snowden that they considered a “public service.” But, notably, the individual journalists, whose bravery and courage made the stories themselves possible, were not recognized with awards. Snowden declared in a statement published by the [...]

Journalist Glenn Greenwald Suggests He Is Likely to Return to US to Accept Polk Award

By: Wednesday February 19, 2014 3:55 pm

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who won a prestigious award for reporting on National Security Agency documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he will return to the United States to accept the award in April. (Washington Post journalist Barton Gellman, who received documents from Snowden, won an award as well.) Greenwald, along with Ewen MacAskill and [...]

Snowden: 2013 Was Year People From Indianapolis to Indonesia Realized Dragnet Surveillance No Mark of Progress

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 7:16 pm

One hundred individuals named “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013″ by Foreign Policy magazine were honored last night at a reception event in Washington, DC. Former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden was designated by the magazine as one of this year’s leading thinkers on the issue of surveillance. Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, advocate and [...]

Why There is Nothing Wrong With the Fact That Less Than 1% of NSA Files Have Been Published

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 10:53 am

There seems to be growing or steady discontent with the way a select group of committed and professional journalists have handled the National Security Agency documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Whether the discontent is motivated by genuine concern about whether the files are having the impact they should or by an [...]

Under Obama, NSA Continued Expansion of Program to Collect Data on Some Americans’ Social Networks

By: Saturday September 28, 2013 3:18 pm

(update below) Under President Barack Obama, the National Security Agency has been collecting massive amounts of data on social connections between some Americans to help “discover and track” connection between “intelligence targets overseas and people in the United States,” according to a report from The New York Times.  The story from Times journalist James Risen and freelance journalist [...]

Eleven Years On: Being Imprisoned at Guantanamo Worse Than Being Confined by Totalitarian State

By: Saturday January 12, 2013 1:06 pm

Eleven years ago, the United States began to imprison detainees in the Guantanamo Bay prison camps. One hundred and sixty-six prisoners remain imprisoned. One hundred and fifty-seven have not been charged with any crime. Eighty-six of the prisoners have been cleared for release. Yet, all three branches of the United States government, the vast majority [...]

The Ever-Expanding Surveillance State That Has Grown Under Obama

By: Friday April 20, 2012 4:54 pm

The surveillance state in the United States has only grown in America since the September 11th attacks. It has increasingly been used to spy and intrude on the lives of journalists and activists. And, during a Democracy Now! special, a full hour was spent delving into the National Security Agency’s evolution into an entity that [...]

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